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Illustration School: Let's Draw Happy People Paperback – October 1, 2010
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About the Author
Sachiko Umoto, born in 1970, graduated with a degree in oil painting from Tama Art University (Tokyo). In addition to her work as an illustrator, she also produces animation works for Usagi-Ou Inc. She is the author of An Introduction to Making Illustrations with One Pencil Workbook and An Introduction to Sketching with One Pencil Workbook (both published by MDN Corporation). She dearly loves dogs and Hawaii. Visit her online at http://umotosachiko.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is not a drawing book in the sense that you will learn how to make realistic-looking drawings; it's a cartooning book that teaches you how to make simple drawings that evoke stories. I think it is appropriate for ages 7 and older. My only complaint is that the book doesn't stay open by itself while you're drawing because it's too small and stiff; I have to use binder clips attached to a clipboard to be able to copy from it.
I also recommend Umoto's other drawing books.
The instructions are minimal, but because these characters are not tremendously detailed, it's fine.
The people in this book are really adorable; cute, but not cutesy. The babies are too sweet.
This book will be an excellent thing to have around during the hot summer days when everybody is bored (including me).
While these books may be targeted at children, I think adults can enjoy them as well. There's a lyrical way to which the drawings are taught.
There isn't a big focus on the minute details of getting things right. Instead, the focus is on encouraging the reader to just get into doodling. That, there are no wrong strokes.
The illustrations are fun and the paper of high quality. I enjoy touching this book as much as I enjoy looking it. As to whether I have become a master doodler because of these books? Not quite yet.
This book, along with its two counterparts are absolutely fantastic for the not-so-great artist among us (aka me). I was able to practice doodling and now I do my own little creative stamp on birthday cards, thank you cards, you name it!
These books were definitely written for an Asian audience, but it really does not make a difference.
Overall, even if you are remotely thinking about getting this book, you must. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the book! The the drawings are broken down in steps so it's fairly easy to do! I recommend this book to people learning to draw!Published 1 month ago by lynleef
I really like all of Sachiko Umoto's illustration books. Reading her tips on how to draw makes drawing so much easier. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ria C
A really cute book that my budding artist daughter is sure to love. It is smaller than I anticipated, but other than that, this book looks great.Published 2 months ago by NSB Julie
Such a fun book for both my daughter and I. We are having fun drawing our family members. Simple step by step instructions.Published 6 months ago by VMD
Cute and fun. I have an eight year old daughter and we enjoy just drawing different people, doing different things. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Elle Cee